RTD officer run over by lorry at roadblock
> Routine inspection turns tragic as victim is crushed
SHAH ALAM: A Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement officer conducting routine checks on heavy vehicles was killed after being run over by a trailer in an accident near a toll plaza at Setia Alam yesterday.
Mohd Ridzuan Yusuf, 32, ( pix) who was attached to the Selangor RTD, suffered a fractured skull and died at the scene.
In the 12.30pm incident, Mohd Ridzuan was standing in front of the lorry alone while three other colleagues were examining the vehicle.
After completing the inspection, one of his colleagues gave clearance for the 68-year-old trailer driver to leave, unaware that Mohd Ridzuan was still in front of the lorry.
Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said witnesses told police as the driver drove his vehicle forward, it hit Mohd Ridzuan and ran over him.
“The lorry came to a halt after moving about 10m. The victim’s colleagues were unaware Mohd Ridzuan had been run over until witnesses alerted them.
“We believe the lorry driver was looking at his right side-view mirror when he was moving and did not see the victim standing on the left side of the lorry. The driver was detained for investigations and the victim’s remains was sent to the Shah Alam Hospital for a post mortem,” Shafien said.